Make sure to brown fat on the edge, too. Rub the oil on the chops and season well with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, until the oil shimmers. Heat the pan over medium-high heat then add the chops and pan-fry for about 7 mins on each side until cooked through. Flip and continue to cook until the pork chops and breading are golden on all sides. register 140°F to 145°F in the thickest part of the meat with an instant-read thermometer. 1 tsp oil (such as sunflower or light olive oil) 2 pork chops. Serves 2. Next, add the pork chops and fry, turning once when the chops are golden around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes.